Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Chris Crocker is inactive due to a thigh injury that him “doubtful” to play on Saturday. Re-signed by the Bengals in October, Crocker had 41 tackles and tied for the team lead with three interceptions during the regular season. Veteran cornerback Nate Clements is expected to start at safety for Crocker.
For the Houston Texans, the most notable name on the inactive list is guard Antoine Caldwell, who was “doubtful” to play due to a back injury. 2012 fourth-round pick Ben Jones will start at right guard for Caldwell.
Cincinnati: RB Dan Herron, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, TE Richard Quinn, DT Devon Still, DT Brandon Thompson, CB Jason Allen, S Chris Crocker
Houston: FB Tyler Clutts, OT Andrew Gardner, G Antoine Caldwell, C/G Cody White, NT Terrell McClain, CB Roc Carmichael, CB Stanford Routt